Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Roland Augustinus Fischer

27.08.1961 born in Rosenheim (Bavaria), raised in the rural village Grosskarolinenfeld as son of Anna and Walter Fischer, married to Ursula Fischer, four children: Frank (*1987), Julius (*1988), Konrad (*1991) and Susanne (*1993).

Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II - Organometallics & Materials
Ruhr-University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 322 4174
Fax: +49 234 321 4174


1981 - 1986 Study of Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.) at Technical University Munich (TUM).
1989 Promotion, Dr. rer. nat.; Mentor: Prof. W. A. Herrmann, TUM: "Contributions to the Coordination Chemistry of Alkynes at Rhenium: Synthesis, Structures and Reactivity."
1989 - 1990 Post-Doc with Prof. H. D. Kaesz, University of California, Los Angeles: "MOCVD of Pt- and Cu thin films."
1995 Habilitation, Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Chemistry) at TUM: "Transition Metal subtituted Alanes, Gallanes and Indanes: Synthesis, Reactivity, Structures: molecular sources for Chemical Vapour Deposition of binary intermetallic phases."

Selected Functions in Research

1997 - 1999 Co-chair of the German-American Frontiers of Science Symposia.
2000 - 2008 Central Selection Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
2001 - 2012 Board of DFG Research Centre 558, "Metal Support Interaction in Heterogeneous Catalysis"; Vice Speaker 2009-2012.
2001 - 2007 Coordinator of DFG Priority Program 1119 "CVD-Materials".
2001 - Board of EUROCVD and Organizer of EUROCVD-XV (2005).
2006 - 2009 Co-chair of the EU STREP "SURMOF" (6th FP).
2006 - Board of Trustees of the "Fond der Chemischen Industrie", Germany.
2006 - 2009 Speaker of Ruhr University Research School (Excellence Initiative, GSC 98/I).
2007 - Advisory Board of the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSE) at TUM.
2008 - 2012 National Jury Member of "Jugend Forscht"
2008 - 2014 Board of DFG Priority Program 1362 "Metal-Organic Frameworks".
2009 - 2013 Coordinator EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network "ENHANCE"
2011 - Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
2012 - Visiting Professor at Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCEMS) Kyoto
2012 - Speaker of Ruhr University Research School Plus (Excellence Initiative, GSC 98/II)
2012 - DFG Senat Commission on Collaborative Research Centers, Chemistry Representative

Selected Functions in Academia

1996 - 1997 Associate Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University Heidelberg.
since 1997 Full Professor for Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB).
2000 - 2002 Vice-Rector for Teaching Affairs at RUB (Undergraduate and Graduate Studies).
2001 Referee within the Program „Forschungsdozenturen“ of the Stifterverband.
2002 Referee within the Program „Reformstudiengänge“ of the Stifterverband.
2003 - 2008 Member of the Commission for International Affairs of the Germans Rector´s Conference.
2003 - 2004 Member of the Group of National Bologna-Promotors of DAAD.
2003 - 2005 Referee for ZeVA, "Begleitevaluation B/M-Reform Lehrerbildung in Niedersachsen."
2004 - 2012 Head of "Alfried Krupp Schülerlabor" at RUB.
2005 - 2008 Dean and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry & Biochemistry at RUB.
since 2008 Liaison Docent of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes".

Stipends, Fellowships, Awards

1981 - 1986 Stipend for Highly Gifted Students of the State of Bavaria.
1984 - 1986 Stipend of the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes".
1989 TUM-Award for outstanding dissertations (TU Munich).
1989 Study Award of the "Fond der Chemischen Industrie".
1989 - 1990 Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
1990 - 1992 Liebig Fellowship of the "Fond der Chemischen Industrie".
1992 - 1995 Habilitation Stipend of the "Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft".
1993 Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Award of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research for "Chemistry and Physics of Thin Films“.
1995 - 1997 Fellowship of the Karl-Winnacker Foundation.
1996 "Alfried Krupp Förderpreis" for Young University Professors.
2010 JSPS guest professor at Kyoto University (host: Susumu Kitagawa).

Editorial Boards

active: Angewandte Chemie, Chemical Vapour Deposition
previous: Dalton Transactions, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry


ca. 420 peer reviewed publications, including review articles (~15) and reviewed conference proceedings (~30), excluding book chapters (~5) and patents (~10)
ISI H-index: 47 (October 2014), ca. 8200 citations without self-citations.